Texting to more than 1 person

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BLOND37, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    i have iphone running 6.0.1 (or whatever the most current is).. if i send a text to more than one person (who has an iPhone):

    can they see the text went to other people?
    can they see each other replies?

    i was told by a friend yes to both... i was also told by android person that android people can't see the text went to others and that they can't see replies.
  2. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    If all iOS then all can see the txts and continue on the same group txt msjs
    If a normal phone gets the txt he/she would reply back and you would receive it at a separate new individual txt from that specific person instead of the group txt msjs.
  3. stonyboys macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    If both people have iPhones with iMessage on then the texts would be in a iMessage group conversation where the other person can see that the third person is also receiving these messages. If either person doesn't have an iPhone or doesn't have iMessage then no one except you would be able to see who else you texted the message to.
  4. ggpike macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2006
    Yes those are both true.

    With Android, when a user receives the initial group message they can see that it was sent to other people. However, when others in the group reply, it shows up as an individual message.

    Bill send out a group message to John(iPhone) Bob(android) and Sue(iPhone)

    Everyone in that group gets the message and sees that it went to a group

    John and Sue can reply back and the see each others replies and the conversation stays in the group on Messages

    Bob can see when people reply, but the replies show up in the form of an individual text from John, a text from Bill and a text from Sue. Which makes it VERY difficult to participate in a group convo.
  5. LoloBond macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2011
    I remember when I got my first iPhone (4s), it's was new years just a few min past midnight and I got a text that later I learned it was a huge grp message.. I replayed back and started getting text from all over the place.. lol
  6. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008

    thats exactly what i am afriad will happen.. <nervous giggle>


    ugh lets complicate things more LOL.. can i turn off imessaging?


    oh so basically everyone can see everything its just a question of group replies or individual "windows"


    ohhh wait ok i ge it now LOL
  7. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    Unless constantly communicating with the same group is necessary, I recommend deleting group texts after they are read. This prevents the occasional reply that was intended for only one recipient.

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